A new California law allows boys from kindergarten to 12th grade to play on girls sports teams and use the girls restroom, if they identify as female.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law AB 1266, requiring California school districts to allow students to participate in sports and use bathroom facilities based upon their gender identity, not the gender on their official records.
Tracy Unified School District is working to figure out what the new law means for its students.
A written statement released Tuesday, Aug. 20, by the district states that administrators "are developing an implementation plan that includes educating our staff and community and ensuring current policies are in line with the bill."
The TUSD statement also made it clear the district is looking at what it needs to do "to preserve the privacy rights of all our students."
Press requests for information from Jefferson and Lammersville school districts received no response.
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano authored AB 1266 and introduced it in February. The bill passed in the Assembly on May 9 with 46 yes votes and 25 no votes. AB 1266 was passed by the Senate on July 3, 21-9.
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